• Dunkers competes with one million downloads in its first week

    Dunkers, a new game by Colin Lane (known for Wrassling and other fun sporty games), has racked up 1 million downloads since it was released last week. The success in large part is thanks to heavy featuring from Apple; it has been featured more than 150 times worldwide. Currently in iTunes, it sits at No. 1 sports app, No. 4 sports game, No. 8 free game and No. 34 free app overall. The game… Read More

  • Groupon reports better-than-expected revenue, still not profitable

    Groupon reports better-than-expected revenue, still not profitable

    Deal site Groupon saw its shares rising today in after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected second quarter earnings report. Analysts expected the Chicago-based company to report negative earnings per share of $0.02 on revenue on a non-GAAP basis, and $713.8 million in revenue, according to Estimize data. But Groupon beat Wall Street revenue expectations with second… Read More

  • Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

    Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

    Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always wanted a back door into encryption and security. That plan backfired for the TSA. The TSA, as you’ll remember, offers a set of… Read More

  • Will Facebook be your next call center operator? Crunch Network

    Will Facebook be your next call center operator?

    How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place for businesses to share info with consumers, advertisers to market to target audiences, media to deliver news and a place to… Read More

  • LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

    Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Replenish is still in the testing phase of the product, but… Read More

  • Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week

    Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week

    It would have been a nice piece of information to share during yesterday’s earnings report, but Tim Cook and Co. were clearly too preoccupied with service revenues and R&D. And hey, no better way to kick off a midweek meeting than a little positive news — particularly if you can carry some of yesterday’s expectation-beating positivity into the following day to help… Read More

  • Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google

    Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google

    Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. While Facebook stumbled with its natural language Graph Search, it refocused on keywords, and is now seeing 2 billion searches per day of its 2.5 trillion posts. That’s compared to 1.5 billion searches per day in July 2015, and 1 billion… Read More

  • Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will build and test a number of components for the DevLoop, a full-system prototype of the… Read More

  • GoPro sales beat investor expectations but are still in steep decline

    GoPro sales beat investor expectations but are still in steep decline

    Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10 percent in after-hours trading, but then were down 3 percent as investors dug through the earnings release. And then they were back up about 3 percent. The company posted revenue of $220.7 million, above analyst forecasts of $194 million. Adjusted earnings per share was negative… Read More

  • Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to reach 1.71 billion. It scored $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, blowing past estimates of $6.02 billion and $0.82 EPS. This is… Read More

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